Improving daily function with occupational therapy

Jillian with OT patient Beverly in Lewes

April 18, 2023

Coastal Point

April is Occupational Therapy Month
By Jillian Kemmerlin, OTR/L, CLT | Aquacare Physical Therapy

Occupational therapy uses hands-on methods to enhance a person’s ability to complete daily tasks to live their lives to the fullest.

For those who suffer from any injury, arthritis or pain, occupational therapy can help improve movement, musculature and reduce pain.

Those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, head trauma, or patients needing help with fine motor skills, coordination, and dressing or grooming, can all benefit from occupational therapy.

In addition, occupational therapists with specialized training in lymphedema management can also provide lymphatic drainage, manual therapy, strength exercises and hand therapy.